Campus Director of the Office of Placement & Training (OPT)

Shavonne Moore-Lobban 

Shavonne Moore-Lobban, PhD

Dr. Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban is the Director of Clinical Training and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology' s Washington DC Campus and the Director of Mid-Atlantic Internship Consortium. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University. She completed her clinical internship at Boston University School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and her fellowship at the Boston Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System. Post-licensure, Dr. Moore-Lobban spent a number of years as an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School where she provided training, supervision, and teaching for psychology interns and psychiatry residents. Clinically, Dr. Moore-Lobban specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma, working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and providing services to marginalized communities. Her research aligns with her clinical areas of expertise and utilizes a multicultural framework as a base for exploration. Dr. Moore-Lobban is also involved with multiple education and advocacy efforts to end sexual victimization against women and men. For example, Dr. Moore-Lobban serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, has developed curriculum on sexual and interpersonal trauma for the Trauma Center in Boston, and has been called to participate in local government efforts to reduce the demand of sexual exploitation. She is passionate about raising awareness and engaging the community around these important issues. Dr. Moore-Lobban is also passionate about making positive contributions to the psychology profession. She is actively involved with national organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Black Psychologist, as well as with international organizations such as the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She holds various professional leadership positions including serving on APA's Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest


Heather Sheets, PsyD

​Dr. Sheets is the current Campus Dean for the Washington DC Campus, as well as the Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical PsyD program. Prior to assuming the role of Dean, Dr. Sheets served as the Chicago Campus Director of Training for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Director of Training for the TCSPP Training Consortia. As part of her full time job, she coordinated the practicum and internship placement for the six on ground programs housed at the Chicago campus. Additionally, Dr. Sheets also served as the Director of Training for The Chicago School's APPIC member doctoral internship program, post-doctoral fellowship, and practicum program. Dr. Sheets has taught in both on ground and online programs including the APA accredited Clinical PsyD program, the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and the Masters in Applied Psychology program. She currently is an assistant faculty member in the Clinical PsyD program on the Washington, DC campus. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialized interest in working with emerging adult issues and alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Dr. Sheets graduated from The Chicago School in 2006 after completing her doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame where she received a specialty in alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Following internship, Dr. Sheets completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University's counseling center. She then worked as the substance abuse coordinator at Northwestern University for two years prior to returning to TCSPP. 

Ricardo Phipps, PhD

Dr. Phipps is the Director of Clinical Training for the DC campus MACP, MAFO and CMHC Programs. Dr. Phipps comes to the DC Campus of The Chicago School from Marymount University (Arlington, VA), where he served as Assistant Director of Student Counseling Services August 2018-19. Prior to assuming that post at Marymount University, Dr. Phipps was Assistant Professor of Psychology (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) at La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA). Dr. Phipps earned the Ph.D. Counselor Education from the University of Mississippi in 2014 and the M.S. Community Counseling from Jackson State University in 2008. He has interests in spirituality in counseling, multicultural counseling perspectives, and trauma-oriented counseling. Dr. Phipps is licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia.​ 

Quitibilla Lyons, M.S., BCBA, LBA 

Ms. Lyons has over 12 years of experience working with adults and children diagnosed with developmental delays, emotional disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA) in the state of Maryland. Ms. Lyons received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Georgia. She has a Master's degree in Human Services Management with a concentration in Special Education from McDaniel College in Maryland where she also completed a full-time internship with Target Community and Educational Services. Ms. Lyons received her certification training in ABA from Florida Institute of Technology. Ms. Lyons taught as a Special Education Teacher for five years in private-separate day schools within the Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. While at SPHS, she helped develop a hybrid elementary classroom with children diagnosed with higher functioning ASD and intellectual disabilities or emotional disorders. Ms. Lyons transitioned into the role as a School Behavior Specialist within SPHS for several years before joining The Chicago of Professional Psychology as the Director of Clinical Training for the ABA Department, Washington, D.C. campus. Her expertise involves working with students diagnosed with ASD between the ages of 14-21 who engage in severe and/or dangerous problem behaviors and display significant skill deficits. Ms. Lyons is passionate about training school staff on the use of crisis interventions and implementation of individual behavior programs, sharing classroom management strategies, and educating others on the various applications of ABA in areas outside of Autism.

Alan Whitehead - DCT for the Business Psychology Program

Dr. Barbara Francis - DCT for Doctoral Internships for the Clinical PsyD Program, DC Campus​

Dr. Tera Jones - ADOT for the of Clinical PsyD​ Program

Alan Whitehead - DCT of Business Psychology